In autumn 1997 Ae 4/7 10997 was still used for light freight or local trains. On the other side, "Crocodile" Ce 6/8 14253 and "Rehbock" Be 4/6 12320 were considered as "historic locomotives" already. In September Ce 6/8 II visited eastern Switzerland for a railway exhibition and was stationed in the old Depot Winterthur during that time. So some fans among the drivers took the chance and pulled the three oldtimers out into the sun.
While Be 4/6 and Ce 6/8 II belong to SBB Historic today, Ae 4/7 is owned by a private person and is still used for charter trains.